Projects and Infrastructure News
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is on the hunt for an expanded panel after turning its back on the idea of scrapping or reducing its dedicated roster.
Pinsent Masons has added to its Asian infrastructure group with the hire of Formosan Brothers construction and disputes partner Helena Chen in Beijing.
DLA Piper, Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy are among the firms to have advised on the construction of a new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey.
Indonesia is likely to be the next target as Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) looks to expand its newly launched Asia network of independent law firms.
Clifford Chance has toppled six spaces in this year’s global project finance rankings as Allen & Overy (A&O) rises to pole position with $94.9bn worth of deals.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become the latest firm to move into Myanmar through a tie-up with local firm Legal Network Consultants (LNC).
Former Slaughter and May partner Dermot Rice has emerged at the company owned by billionaire property developers, Nick and Christian Candy, after leaving the firm in November.
Russia dominates accolades of firms that have stayed strong and imaginative
Russian powerhouse Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners triumphed at The Lawyer’s fifth European Awards last night, taking home the title of European Firm of the Year.
Projects and Infrastructure Briefings
French law techniques serving Islamic finance download subscription
Islamic finance is booming. Sharia law essentially prohibits investments in certain sectors considered as illicit (‘haram’) and the payment and receipt of interest (‘ribha’).
Construction projects — what is novation? download subscription
The traditional view is that a novation is an agreement that replaces the original contract with another one on the same terms but with different parties.
New General Block Exemption guidance published subscription
On 1 July 2014, BIS published new guidance on how to apply the new EU General Block Exemption Regulation.
Projects and Infrastructure Analysis
Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump
Clifford Chance again tops the global project finance rankings by deal value. It’s been a pretty rotten time for the sector, but events such as the Arab Spring are giving things a push
As the authorities probe the bond dealings of JSC BTA Bank’s ex-chairman, Catherine Newman QC highlights some legal aspects of the saga that appear to add up to a near-reversal of the burden of proof
Projects and Infrastructure Opinion
Newly elected Norway prime minister Solway has promised measures that will kickstart a flat infrastructure sector
Disputes lawyers sit with sharpened pencils waiting impatiently for the full force of the fallout from the credit crunch. As thumbs are twiddled, a torrent of disputes has already started in the energy sector. Across the world disputes are being fuelled by the unsettling effects of the high price of oil.